Close Alameda County Superior Court race is likely headed toward a runoff

Attorneys Elena Condes and Mark Fickes appear likely to meet in a November runoff in the race to assume the judicial robe being left by retiring Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carol Brosnahan. Election returns Tuesday night show tight race between Condes and Fickes for first-place in the primary. However, neither a will achieve the … Continue reading Close Alameda County Superior Court race is likely headed toward a runoff

PREVIEW: Alameda County Superior Court judge

Meet the Candidates Mark Fickes is a trial attorney who has prosecuted civil rights, fraud, and whistleblower cases. He once served as deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County and was an attorney at the┬áSecurities and Exchange Commission. Elena Condes is an attorney and community activist with the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association. She … Continue reading PREVIEW: Alameda County Superior Court judge

ALCOD1: Dems make no endorsement, but one candidate was close

The plethora of viable candidates in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors race in District 1 made it unlikely any of them would receive enough support from Alameda County Democrats to win their crucial endorsement. The prognostication turned out correct Wednesday night when the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee voted "no endorsement" in the race … Continue reading ALCOD1: Dems make no endorsement, but one candidate was close

ALCO Board of Ed race has a Hayward school board flavor; Three seek to replace long-time Superior Court judge

The retirement of long-time Hayward-area Trustee Fred Sims from the county board of education opens up a three-person race that includes two candidates with ties to the Hayward school board. Lisa Brunner, who served on the Hayward school board until she lost re-election last year, joins current Hayward school board member Luis Reynoso, and educator … Continue reading ALCO Board of Ed race has a Hayward school board flavor; Three seek to replace long-time Superior Court judge